Lots of people act as thought "Last Jedi" was a flop, or at least a commercial disappointment, but they're wrong. Did it make much less money than "Force Awakens"? Yup. Did "ESB" make much less money than "Star Wars"? Yup. Did "Clones" make much less money than "Menace"? Yup. The %age decline from 1 to 2 in each trilogy has been virtually identical. Disney wishes "Last Jedi" bucked that trend but it's still not a shock that it dropped the way it did. Now E9 will bounce back and give us a total probably midway between that of "Force" and "Last Jedi" and people will give all the credit to Abrams, even though that's what the historical pattern has been!